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Hamstead Mill

While Hamstead Mill is 'just over the border' as far as B43 is concerned it is one of a number of mills that used to sit along the border of our area.

This mill was the manorial grist mill. The Domesday book entry which is believed to cover this area states:

William, the son of Ansculf, holds of the King and Walter of him, five hides in Hunesworde. Land of five ploughs; now in the demesne; two ploughs; eight villeins have one plough and a half. There is a mill of eight shillings, and twenty acres of meadow.

1950's map showing Mill Dam1890 map showing Hamstead Mill

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